Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

City

How Los Angeles suddenly moved 10,000 city workers online

by Colin Wood • 1 day ago

As governments of all sizes struggle to continue operating under the pandemic, CIO Ted Ross said his city's nimble response was actually years in the making.

State

'Not business as usual' for government's tech workers

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

State and local technology officials say they're being confronted with new tasks, like preparing what could soon become extra intensive care medical facilities.

City

New maps show Los Angeles residents where to find food during pandemic

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

After a shelter-in-place emergency order last week, a new website from LA Controller Ron Galperin is designed to help people find supermarkets, farmers markets and meal distribution centers.

State

Connecticut picks financial sector IT security veteran as CISO

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

Jeff Brown, who's led IT security divisions at companies like Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, will now lead cybersecurity operations across Connecticut state government.

City

States spend big on remote-working tech, brace for unemployment

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

As unemployment claims spike, some governments' systems struggle to keep pace with the heightened load.

State

Louisiana waives fee for digital driver's license app to slow virus

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

The current pandemic has led Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to drop a small fee associated with registering the app in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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